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TIBCO Partners With Institute of Technical Education for a Five-Year Collaboration in Data Engineering
July 16, 2020 News


TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in enterprise data, empowers its customers to connect, unify, and confidently predict business outcomes, solving the world’s most complex data-driven challenges. TIBCO announced its innovative collaboration with Singapore’s Institute of Technical Education (ITE). The five-year collaboration will equip ITE students with the data analytics skills that are essential for their careers and necessary for the future economy.

Many aspects of everyday life are going digital. The use of data analytics and the insights that businesses can derive from data yield immeasurable benefits in understanding consumer behaviour and patterns. Data analytics will become a core skill that is required of the next generation’s workforce as we become more digitally advanced.

Consistent with ITE’s initiative to infuse digitalisation as an integral part of its teaching methodology, this relationship will provide ITE students across related courses with hands-on practice using tools, such as TIBCO Spotfire®, offered for at no charge through TIBCO’s Academic Alliance initiative. The program provides educators and students with no-charge or low-cost cutting-edge technology to spark learning and innovation in classrooms worldwide. TIBCO, an established market leader in data science and machine learning, will also help facilitate industry relations for staff and students to provide on-the-job experience in data analytics.

“We are witnessing the impact of COVID-19 and the growing importance for all business entities, regardless of size, to leverage digital tools and data analytics. It’s critical to make sense of big data to understand consumer behavior and preference, and to inform decisions,” said Ms. Low Khah Gek, chief executive officer, ITE. “As a result, the demand for manpower trained in data analytics will also grow. ITE’s collaboration with TIBCO will enable us to equip ITE students and graduates with data analytics skills to meet this emerging demand.”

“We are thrilled to work with ITE to offer this programme to their students. Graduates will be able to enjoy meaningful and productive careers while helping meet the country’s critical need for industry-relevant talents,” said Nick Lim, general manager, APJ, TIBCO. “This collaboration allows us to offer our technical expertise in hopes of helping address the data skills gap in Singapore. We plan to augment ITE students’ capabilities and skillsets through the free use of TIBCO’s technology and innovative solutions.”

“Close collaboration between educational institutions and companies in the technology industry is proving vital in transmitting expertise. Familiarity with data is no longer reserved for a specific group. Under this climate, in order to compete in the new data economy, everyone, regardless of their function, will need to have some basic skills in data analysis,” said Mr. Lim.

TIBCO has a strong record of successful engagement with schools in Singapore and across the region at all post-secondary levels. These include collaborations with both Nanyang Polytechnic and Singapore Polytechnic, as well as the Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) in Indonesia.